UNN Department of Special Education Admission Requirement

This article is designed to help students who wish to study Special Education under the Faculty of Education in University of  Nigeria  Nsukka as it is very important for all candidates who wish to apply for any of the courses offered in UNN  to  carefully confirm and see if the course they Selected is offered in the institution before registering for JAMB.

The University of Nigeria, commonly referred to as UNN, is a federal university located in Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria. Founded by Nnamdi Azikiwe in 1955 and formally opened on 7 October 1960, the University of Nigeria has four campuses – Nsukka, Enugu, and Ituku-Ozalla – all located in Enugu State and Aba campus in Abia State

The University of Nigeria was the first full-fledged indigenous and first autonomous university in Nigeria modelled upon the American educational system. It is the first land-grant university in Africa and one of the five most reputed universities in Nigeria. The university has 15 Faculties and 102 academic departments. The University offers 82 undergraduate programs and 211 postgraduate programmes.

The university celebrated its 50th anniversary on October 2010

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The O’level subject combination and requirements needed to study Special Education;

You require;Five SSCE credit passes including English Language.


1. UNIJOS requires five ‘O’ level credits including English Language and Mathematics. TC II Merit Pass in English and NCE General English are taken as equivalent of ‘O’ level credit in English. Candidates without credit in ordinary level Mathematics may be admitted but must either register and pass remedial Mathematics or pass Mathematics at credit level before graduation

2. UI – requires 5 ‘O’ level credits at one sitting including English Language and others from Arts, Social Sciences and Sciences.

3. KWASU requires credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, any one of Health Science, Biology, Chemistry or Physics, Plus two of Geography, Economics or Government.


In UTME, please note that English Language is Compulsory for this course. Therefore, the three (3) other JAMB UTME subject combination needed to study Special Education under the Faculty of Education in the above Universities include;

Any three Subjects


1. KWASU requires Mathematics plus other two (2)Science or Social Science subjects.


These are the conditions you need to fulfill to gain Direct Entry admission to study Special Education, if you don’t intend to use UTME.

You require;

1. Two ‘A’ level passes in Arts or Social Science subjects.

2. NCE merit level passes in Arts or Social Science subjects.


1. UNICAL accept three year programme for candidates with NCE in Special Education/Physical and Health Education.

2. UI – insists on teaching subjects offered at University of Ibadan

3. UNIJOS accepts ‘A’ level passes at principal level, two NCE passes at merit level, IJMB passes at principal level, all in the relevant subjects and candidates must also meet SSCE requirement. Jos accepts NCE General English (Language and Communication skills) as equivalent of ‘O’ level credit in English Language for Education Courses only.

4. KWASU accepts:
a) NCE or A ‘Level certificate, plus At Least FIVE Credits in O’ Level including English Language, and any FOUR of the following subjects: Health Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography and Economics, at one or two sittings.
b) At least a PASS is required for Inclusive Education programme.

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JAMB Score

All candidates interested in getting admitted into NDA for the 2019/2020 session, should know that to be eligible for the screening, you must have score a minimum of  200 or above in your JAMB result.

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